Petition for CitiBikes in North Brooklyn and a Bike Bonanza!

by Heather Van De Mark on

Apparently I’m not the only one dismayed by the complete lack of CitiBikes in North Brooklyn. CM Steve Levin has put together a petition to Bring CitiBike to Greenpoint and North Williamsburg that will be sent to the commissioner of NYC DOT.

An excerpt from the petition:

Unfortunately, Greenpoint and North Williamsburg – an area that is already underserved by other modes of transportation – has thus far been left out despite being included in the original plans.

There is great demand in these neighborhoods for CitiBike, but there is still no timeline for the installation of any stations. As a Greenpoint resident and CitiBike member myself, I believe strongly that we shouldn’t have to wait any longer.

Many of the current signers justified their support with reasons such as North Brooklyn lacks reliable transportation; North Brooklyn’s current transportation is overcrowded; and CitiBike is an alternative and healthy way to commute between Brooklyn/Manhattan.

The petition has accrued over 200 signatures. If you agree that CitiBike needs to get to North Brooklyn ASAP, you should sign it too.

And given that the MTA is closing the G’s Greenpoint tube between Brooklyn and Queens for 12 weekends this year and during the summer in 2014, you might want to really sign that CitiBike petition. (source)

Bike Bonanaza on June 15
In the meantime, for those Greenpoint cycling enthusiasts who don’t need to rely on CitiBike to get their bike on–there will be a free Bike Bonanza featuring free activities for the whole family including a “Learn to Ride class, free helmets for kids and adults, a kids bike swap, bike registration, and more.” Sponsored by Open Space Alliance (OSA), Bike New York, Recycle-a-Bicycle, NYC DOT, and NYPD. The free event takes place Saturday, June 15 from 11am to 3pm at American Playground (Milton St. & Franklin St.). View details

Heather Van De Mark

Heather Van De Mark

Heather is a designer/writer specializing in non-profit organizations and social causes. Originally from central NY, Heather settled into the charming Greenpoint neighborhood in 2011. While most of her community activism takes place from behind a computer screen, Heather can often be found at CB1 meetings, the McCarren Park track and any of the parks along the waterfront.